Filmmaker Karan Johar, Subhash Ghai, Sonam Kapoor’s father Anil Kapoor, Yuvraj Singh, Sunil Gavaskar, Ayushmann Khurrana and Amit Sadh were among the others who attended the screening Feb. 15.
Both Tendulkar and Singh came with their wives to watch the Ram Madhvani-directed film.
“It is truly a special film. What a brave heart Neerja was, a real hero. I am happy Atul Kasbekar (producer) and his team got together and thought of this film. It is a special film on a special person. People should definitely watch this film,” Tendulkar told reporters here last night.
Singh too felt it was a brilliant film and a must-watch.
“It is a very good film. Neerja is a true Indian hero. The film has great performances of Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi. The film reminds us that these kinds of heroes live forever. I am very touched,” he added.
Anil Kapoor looked pleased as everyone was praising the film and his daughter’s performance in the biopic.
“Some films are inspiring, and this is like that. I liked the script, and even the film is amazing. I am happy everyone is praising Sonam. But the audience reaction is also important,” he said.
Here is what the celebrities tweeted:
Karan Johar: “Sonam kapoor records her best yet with a moving portrayal of Neerja, her understated nuanced work lingers long after.”
Subhash Ghai: “Watched ‘Neerja.’ Super film, super emotions, super Sonam, super Shabana. Congrats director Ram, writers... producers.”
Ayushmann Khurrana: “Knowing the Bhanots personally makes ‘Neerja’ even more touching. Sonam Kapoor makes a dash to the awards. Salute to Madhvani and Atul Kasbekar (producer of the film).”
Twinkle Khanna: “A film that applauds an incredible young woman Neerja. Shabana Azmi and Sonam Kapoor will make you cry in this tale of courage and conviction.”
Amit Sadh: “‘Neerja’ a mind blowing film. I had tears! Sonam Kapoor makes Neerja Bhannot come alive onscreen. An absolute must watch!”
Shilpa Shetty Kundra: “Just watched ‘Neerja.’ Riveting performances by Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and cast, Atul Kasbekar and Ram Madhvani take a bow. Must Watch.”
Divya Dutta: “Sonam Kapoor all the best lovely girl for ‘Neerja.’ Looking forward to watching it!”
Mika Singh: “My best wishes to the beautiful Sonam Kapoor and very talented Shekhar Ravjiani for their upcoming movie ‘Neerja.’”
Milap Zaveri: “Take a bow Sonam Kapoor. You have brought Neerja Bhanot back to life! Her legacy and bravery breathes through your award winning performance!”